Ernie, as he was known to his friends, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 88 years.
He was born and raised in Foxtrap, Newfoundland, and joined the Hudson’s Bay Company as a young man. His employment with the Company spanned 40 years and four different provinces.
Ernie loved to read but his true passion was gardening, which always produced great amounts of vegetables. Detailed records of what was to be planted, when and where they should be planted, were kept, and reviewed every year. He also enjoyed sailing, a good game of cribbage, and spending time at the cabin in Green Lake, Saskatchewan.
Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Elsie; his children, Belinda (Ryan), Stephan, Dianna (Herb), Alice (Rick), James (Carole), and Kenneth (Lynn); his nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and 18 nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, Alexander and Belinda, sister Lillian, brother Harvey and sister Elva.
A Memorial Service will be held later this year in Edmonton.